Holland America Line’s ms Statendam and ms Westerdam achieved perfect scores of 100 on recent routine United States Public Health inspections conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The unannounced inspection for ms Statendam was held June 17, 2014, during a call at Ketchikan, Alaska. Westerdam was inspected July 21 during a call at Juneau, Alaska. Both ships were in the middle of sailing seven-day Alaska cruises.
“Scoring a perfect 100 on a CDC inspection is a testament to the hard work, knowledge and dedication by both the shipboard staff and those involved in our corporate offices,” said Stein Kruse, chief executive officer, Holland America Group. “A perfect score is something to be proud of, and we congratulate both ships on this achievement.”
During a U.S.P.H. inspection last year aboard ms Westerdam, the ship also earned a near-perfect score of 99 and it received a perfect 100 from the Public Health Agency of Canada, that country’s equivalent to U.S.P.H. Last year ms Eurodam also achieved a 100 on its U.S.P.H inspection.